PRAY: Prayer for Those Who Need to Keep on Forgiving
Father and Friend, today I come to you on behalf of those who need to keep on forgiving. The wounds have cut deep. The hurt doesn’t stop. And the forgiveness needs to keep on coming, whether seventy times seven, seven hundred times seven, or more.
Lord, because of your great power and love, I ask you to pour your grace upon these dear ones. Let it splash in great pools at their feet. In that refreshing shower, God, allow them to reach out and find forgiveness once again—forgiveness they can extend, and continue extending, to the ones who have hurt them, the ones who will hurt them, and even the ones who don’t know of the pain they’ve caused.
Grace, our Savior. We beg for your mercy; we long for your grace. We live in a broken, fallen world where people will continue to hurt us and where we’ll need to keep on forgiving. Draw us close to you that we may draw on your power and delight in your grace. Thank you for forgiving us first and loving us always. Release us to love much and to follow your constant example of loving forgiveness. In your holy name I pray, AMEN.
Do you struggle to forgive? What has helped you grow in this area? I’d love to hear your story.